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TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS STUMBLE ON THE ROAD AGAINST STINGRAYS 

Tosti: Swamp Rabbits Stumble on the Road Against Stingrays

Greenville suffers a setback in Tuesday night defeat finishing second of three games against South Carolina.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

North Charleston, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-8-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, fell to the South Carolina Stingrays (11-4-3-1) tonight at the North Charleston Coliseum in an 8-2 rout. Greenville’s chances were shut down early as the Stingrays began the game with a pair of first-period tallies and never looked back. Greenville and South Carolina are now even in this 3-in-5 series, with both teams earning wins in the last two games.

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TOSTI: (SUN) SWAMP RABBITS LATE GOALS COMPLETE COMEBACK WITH 5-4 VICTORY IN OVERTIME

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Late Goals Complete Comeback with 5-4 Victory in Overtime

Greenville silences crowd in North Charleston with three unanswered goals including game-winning tally 14 seconds into the overtime period.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

North Charleston, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-7-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, completed an improbable comeback tonight against the South Carolina Stingrays (10-4-3-1) to earn a 5-4 victory in overtime. The Swamp Rabbits were down by two goals on two separate occasions in the game but rallied to tie the contest each time. After a late goal in regulation by Joe Houk, the Swamp Rabbits would seal the win 14 seconds into overtime as the defenseman led Allan McPherson on a mini-breakaway.

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CRAWFORD: (SAT) PACK KNOCK OFF SOUND TIGERS IN BRIDGEPORT

HRtfd Wolf Pack 2, BrGpRt Sound Tigers 1

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, November 11, 2017 – Dan Catenacci’s goal, his first of the season, at 12:03 of the third period lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena.

The game was delayed for more than 45 minutes at the start of the third period by a problem with the ice around one of the nets.  The Wolf Pack outshot Bridgeport 13-11 in the third after the Sound Tigers had a combined 33-12 shots advantage in the first two periods.

“I thought the focus of the group was really strong,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.  “Obviously it was different than your normal American Hockey League game, with the delay, but I thought the players did a really good job staying on task and coming out with some jump in that third after the delay.” Continue reading

TOSTI: GAME 4: SWAMP RABBITS LOOK TO RESPOND ON THE ROAD

GAME 4: SWAMP Rabbits Look to Respond on the Road

Greenville’s 2-1 series lead on the line in North Charleston tonight as the puck drops for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal in North Charleston, SC. After Greenville took a 2-0 advantage in the series, South Carolina responded on home ice to earn a 6-0 win last night. Parker Milner earned a shutout in the game and Rob Flick led the scoring charge with two goals. After last night’s contest, the teams are even with 10 goals each in the series. Greenville and South Carolina will see each other for the 18th time this season and the tenth time in the Low Country. The Swamp Rabbits completed the regular season with a 3-4-1-0 record in North Charleston and 5-7-1-1 overall mark against their intra-state rival. Greenville has only lost back-to-back playoff games seven times in franchise history and is 9-6-1 following a postseason loss. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: DEVILS DOUBLE UP PACK

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Albany Devils 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, April 12, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 Wednesday night at the Times Union Center, but the Albany Devils would score five straight after that, on their way to a 6-3 victory.

Jacob MacDonald had a goal and two assists for Albany, and Miles Wood added a goal and an assist.  John Gilmour and Marek Hrivik scored for the Wolf Pack, and Nicklas Jensen netted his 30th goal of the season with 0.5 seconds left in the third period.  Ty Ronning and Tommy Hughes also had two assists apiece.

“It’s the small details, again,” Jensen said, “turning pucks over, myself included.  It’s just those little things that kind of bite us, where we’ve got to make the right play.  And they scored on their chances, especially when we gave it to them, and special teams weren’t the best.  That’s kind of what caught up to us, and we didn’t really find a way back.”

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CRAWFORD: PACK BEATEN IN BRIDGEPORT

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Bpt Sound Tigers 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, April 8, 2017 – Matt Carey and Dan Catenacci scored in the third period for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, but the Wolf Pack could not fully recover from giving up three goals in the second, in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Bridgeport’s entire offense came in a span of 2:01 in the second frame, on goals by Travis St. Denis, Ben Holmstrom and Ryan Pulock.  Eamon McAdam made 19 saves to get the win in the Bridgeport net.  Brandon Halverson stopped 33 shots for the Wolf Pack.

“It seems to be a trend right now, where we get down early in the game, or midway through the game, and then we turn it up in the third period in desperation mode,” Catenacci said.  “And that’s something we can’t be doing.  We have to play that way from the start of the game.”

After a scoreless first period, the Sound Tigers started their scoring burst at 12:14 of the second, on St. Denis’ 11th goal of the season.  Michael Dal Colle took a shot from the right-wing side that Halverson denied, but St. Denis headed hard down the left side and shoved the rebound in.

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CRAWFORD: PACK LOSE A DEVIL OF A GAME IN ALBANY

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Albany Devils 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, April 1, 2017Nicklas Jensen had a goal and an assist for the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday at the Times Union Center, but Blake Pietila scored two power-play goals, including the third-period game-winner, for the Albany Devils in a 4-3 Albany victory.

Max Novak added a goal and an assist for the Devils, and Jacob MacDonald had three assists.  Marek Hrivik chipped in two assists for the Wolf Pack.

The two teams traded goals in the first period, the Devils scoring early and the Wolf Pack replying late.

Novak gave the Devils the game’s first lead 4:41 in, on a rebound.  MacDonald’s shot from the left point was stopped by Wolf Pack goaltender Chris Nell (26 saves), making his first pro appearance out of Bowling Green University, but the rebound came to Novak in front, and he poked it home. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: SCHONEY SPEAKS AND OTHER NEWS

CANTLON’S CORNER:

SHONEY SPEAKS AND OTHER NEWS

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT – It’s been a tough season for the Hartford Wolf Pack. Its long-time GM, Jim Schoenfeld, readily admitted it.

“We don’t have the depth that we have had in the past because our drafting position hasn’t been as good. Right now in New York, we only have two first (round) picks in Brady Skej and J.T. (Miller) in our lineup. For the greater good (of the Rangers) we have traded first and second round picks, so it has the left the shelf a bit bare.”

The Pack was always one of the more sought after locations in the AHL for veteran free agents, but that has changed too.

“Many of those guys now look at the Rangers lineup and say, ‘I’m not going to get a shot in New York, so I’ll go elsewhere, (to a place) where I think I can get a potential NHL shot or I’ll go overseas.’”

It is abundantly apparent that the team has been underwhelming in 2016-17 and the goaltending, an area where problems have persisted all season.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (SUN) PACK WINLESS WEEKEND ENDS IN BRIDGEPORT

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, March 12, 2017 – Taylor Beck and Marek Hrivik had a goal and an assist each for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at Webster Bank Arena, but three Bridgeport Sound Tiger power-play goals were too much for the Wolf Pack to overcome in a 5-2 loss

John Landry, Michael Dal Colle and Andrew Rowe all scored on Bridgeport man advantages, and Devon Toews and Josh Winquist had two assists apiece for the Sound Tigers.  Jaroslav Halak made 18 saves. Continue reading

FOR BATTLE IN DETROIT, RANGERS ADD NASH & GRABNER, SUBTRACT LUNDQVIST

NEW YORK RANGERS at DETROIT RED WINGS
Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Joe Louis ArenaDetroit, MI
Rangers: 43-23-2 (88 pts)
Red Wings: 26-29-11 (63 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 69th game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Mar. 12, against the Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup at Joe Louis Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). Tomorrow’s game is the Rangers’ final regular season contest at Joe Louis Arena. The Rangers conclude a stretch of four consecutive road games tomorrow. The Blueshirts have won 12 of their last 18 games (12-5-1), as well as 15 of their last 23 contests (15-7-1). The Rangers have posted a 43-23-2 record this season. Continue reading